Northern Portugal, Portugal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Northern Portugal, Portugal? If you're planning to go to Northern Portugal, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Northern Portugal, Portugal

Based on the climate and weather in Northern Portugal, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Northern Portugal, Portugal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Portugal, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Northern Portugal, Portugal

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Northern Portugal.

What to wear/what to pack for Northern Portugal, Portugal by month

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January

If you are traveling to Northern Portugal in January, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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February

In February, Northern Portugal is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Northern Portugal, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

March in Northern Portugal can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

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April

April in Northern Portugal is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May in Northern Portugal is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you visit Northern Portugal during June, you might see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

July in Northern Portugal is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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August

August here is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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September

September in Northern Portugal is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Northern Portugal is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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November

Traveling to Northern Portugal in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

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December

If you vacation in Northern Portugal during December, you are likely to see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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